A Taste Of Denmark…!

Travelling has afforded me the opportunity to live such an enriched lifestyle. And I am most grateful for this rare privilege.

Travelling it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.Ibn Battuta

To travel is to live.Hans Christian Andersen

It is unfortunate that many don’t get to step outside of their bubble because of either ignorance or fear. But then again, that’s the irony of our differences. If we all thought, felt or looked the same, life would be boring. The test is everyone accepting everyone as they are. I enjoy diversity and learning different cultures. Travelling is a classroom without walls, you learn so much from other groups of people. We should not live in isolation.

When you arrive at a train station, or the walking high streets, or a corner of any busy places, look across and if you see different colours of bicycles parked at around that place, it is very likely that you are in the Scandinavian country called Denmark. Oh yes, there is something special about this country. When you hear the word ‘Hej’ and think you just heard ‘Hi’, as in English, know ye that you are in the country called Denmark.

Denmark is sort of a fairytale country. And the people are kinda of conservative, shy and hesitant around strangers. Especially in the countryside.  Privacy is very important to a Dane and they love their personal space too. Most people are of course friendly enough. It is true that the Danes are generally more “closed” towards strangers, but that doesn’t mean that they are not friendly.

A typical Danish person is a private individual who would ordinarily not start a joke with a random stranger. However, will pretty much always respond when you begin a conversation. They love to socialise anyway and spend a great deal of their time at home with friends and family doing the “hygge” and socializing among themselves. And this means a great deal to them and it’s always a treat when they go out.

Denmark is a great country where the medical service is entirely free. Yes, you heard me right. It appears the best in the world thus far. The expensive thing I can think of in Denmark are the luxury things but this varies from person to person. Eating out is a lifestyle and could be quite expensive and a luxury to most people.

Wait for this, it will amaze you that the Danes appear cold and indifferent when you encounter them outside. But when you get to know a Dane, you will find such caring, understanding and loyal people.

I am enjoying the different pictures of the world that I am painting with my travel experiences. Without sounding immodest, travelling for me isn’t about bragging that I’ve visited this place and I’ve travelled to that place. Nope. Rather, the euphoric excitement I feel when I touch down on any new city is heartfelt and fulfilling.  And the number of places I’ve been to isn’t important. What matters to me is the cultural experience and the fact that I discovered a new place and the amazing people who live there.

To me, travelling means listening. Listening to a people. Listening to the undertones of a people and their culture. I love travelling as I explore a new culture through the food, the tradition, and the everyday lifestyles. And I urge you – If you can afford it, then travel for the fun of it.

Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place. – Anonymous

Peace and Love!

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4 thoughts on “A Taste Of Denmark…!

  1. Travel is indeed a wonderful way of learning especially if you take in people and
    cultures and not only edifices built. Languages, music, dance, food are some
    samples.
    Keep enjoying your travels, it is so enriching.
    ~ miriam

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